Museums and Not-For-Profit Organisations

Tennants is privileged to provide a wide range of professional services to museums, galleries and not-for-profit organisations throughout the UK. Tennants offers industry-leading advice to support institutions with their collection management and loan objectives.

Services offered include:

Appraisals & Valuations

Tennants offers discreet and impartial guidance to help manage liabilities and provides insight into current market values. Services include appraisals from individual objects to entire collections, valuations for auction, loan or insurance purposes, and inventory development.


With over eighty sales a year, Tennants covers all major disciplines and specialist areas of collecting; strong sale results and high sold rates are achieved across the board.

Educational and Cultural Support

Tennants is committed to furthering the understanding of the Arts and to making our cultural heritage accessible to all. By forging relationships with new and existing cultural partners, Tennants can facilitate an institution’s need for making collections available to a wider public audience.  In November 2017 Tennants staged ‘350 Years of British Art’, a well-received exhibition which showcased significant works of art loaned from public institutions and private collections. This initiative was followed by ‘Light and Shadow’ in November 2018, which cemented partnerships with lenders such as The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, Sheffield Museums and Galleries, York Museums Trust, Derby Museums and The Bowes Museum, County Durham.

Tennants acts in an advisory capacity with several municipal collections, helping these institutions realise their objectives and responsibilities. Collaborations have also led to exciting and accessible displays of museum collections at Tennants renowned and much visited premises.

Following significant changes to the cultural landscape in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Tennants remain ready to assist institutions with collection related needs and re-evaluations of any scale without obligation.